Here are some of the most exciting and disappointing ties in the History of Cricket!
- Australia v/s South Africa: The Epic clash between Australia and South Africa in the Semi-final of the 1999 World Cup tournament was the defining moment in the history of International cricket.. After this game the Aussies went on to win the World Cup and thus dominate the World cricket for 12 years at a stretch! In the Final over, the Proteas under the able leadership of Hansie Cronje neede10 runs to win. Lance Klusener smashed boundaries of the first 2 balls and did the blunder of giving the final assault to the number 11 batsman, Alan Donald. Donald messed up a run and thus ended up in a run out! The match ended in a tie!
- Australia v/s South Africa: The honchos of the Cricketing world met yet again to finish the match in yet another stunning tie. The Aussies seem carefully placed in the match after the Proteas set them a target of 269 in the 3 match ODI series in Melbourne in South Africa. Despite the initial setbacks, yet comfortable partnerships, the Aussies seemed to be taking the game away from the Proteas, till Andrew Hall wrecked havoc in one over, taking 3 scalps! The tail enders, Shane Warne and Glenn Mc grath managed to level the scores but not hit the winning run!
- South Africa v/s Australia: The Aussies and the Proteas have the maximum number of ties against each other! The two teams met yet again in South Africa for a 6 match ODI series. The Aussies were definitely better balanced and more formidable a side as compared to the Proteas of 2002. The hosts, South Africans set a target of 260 for the visitors. The Aussie top order failed to deliver on this occasion but Jimmy Maher a tail ender rose to the occasion to give the Australians atleast a tie!
- South Africa v/s Sri Lanka: The Proteas give their visitors a tough time in their den. However, they are also known as the Chokers. They just do not know how to finish a game! This 2003 World Cup prelim was reminiscent of the 1999 World Cup debacle against the Aussies. The Proteas in this match however were unlucky more than anything else. They were batting second in the match and due to the Duckworth-Lewis calculation and rain playing the spoilsport the match ended in a tie!